IASSIST Africa is an official Chapter of IASSIST in Africa. The chapter was officially launched in 2021 at the first IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of a regional chapter is to support the appropriate and efficient management of IASSIST affairs and activities in the region and to meet the various needs of each its members. Chapter members are members of IASSIST, and all governing statements of IASSIST also apply to the chapter.
IASSIST Africa collaborates with various academic and information institutions to deliver training on relevant topics related to data services. Training is intended to help to enrich attendees with skills to manage data research in their institutions. The chapter organises webinars on topcis such as data literacy, open science, data management and privacy, and arranges Regional Workshop events in Africa.
IASSIST Africa can be contacted via the Secretariat, secretariat (at) iassistafrica.org